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    ansonguy is offline Junior Member
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    work (for) three days and work (in) the graveyard shift

    I am going to make up two sentences below.

    (1) I am going work (for) three days this week.

    (2) I don't like to work (in) the graveyard shift.

    Some of my friends and I think you don't the prepositions because the sentences sound better without them. What is your opinion? Thanks.

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    J&K Tutoring Guest

    Re: work (for) three days and work (in) the graveyard shift

    1. Okay to leave out for, but you do need to before work: I am going to work three days this week.

    There's a slight inference that "work for three days" means I will work three days in a row, while "work three days" can mean any three days- consecutive or not.

    2. Okay to leave out the preposition. If you do want to leave it in, it should be on, IMHO.
    a. I don't like to work the graveyard shift. I don't like working the graveyard shift.
    b. I don't like to work on the graveyard shift. I don't like working on the graveyard shift.

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